City of Lausanne

Did you know? 83 years ago, on june 1937, the City of Lausanne, having initially adjourned the decision in 1932, granted to Pierre de Coubertin the honorary citizenship.In 1964, with a year’s delay, the France Government celebrated the centenary of his birth at the Sorbonne, and 30 years later Avenue Pierre de Coubertin was inaugurated near the Porte de Gentilly, alongside the Maison du sport français and Charléty stadium, in his native city, Paris.More information: coubertin.org.Photo: Pierre de Coubertin, aged seventy (CIPC).

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